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Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry

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Address: Route 160, Rocky Hill, CT
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peaceful and relaxing

The park on the Rocky Hill side is so pretty,peaceful and quiet. The lawn area has picnic tables and benches. Many of the tables are in the shade. During the summer months my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
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york, me
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The park on the Rocky Hill side is so pretty,peaceful and quiet. The lawn area has picnic tables and benches. Many of the tables are in the shade. During the summer months my daughter and I will pack a lunch and do our crossword puzzles. Now that it's cooler I park the car facing the river and sit in the... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This a great "quick" trip across the CT River. You can take your car, or just walk on. There is a quaint restaurant on the Rocky Hill side to grab an ice cream or coffee. Beautiful views, great for all ages!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Just delightful! A short but scenic trip across the Ct. river. It is the oldest continuous running ferry in the United States. If your lucky, you may see an eagle or two along the way!

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Southington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

In the past 4 years this restaurant has changed hands 3 or 4 times. Even when they served up bowling alley grub and the wasps were swarming, we enjoyed the lovely view of the Connecticut River. Now that it's gotten a bit upscale and pricey we go a bit less often. Still, the view is sweet.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have been going there since I was a little girl. My grandfather took me every day. You can go on ferry in a car, motorcycle, bike or just walk on. Its about a 10 minute ride to the other side. I take my bike from the Rocky Hill side and bike through South Glastonbury. The Rocky Hill side has... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A small park on the shore of the Connecticut River, good for spending some quite time, reading and/or eating a sandwich. It has a boat launching ramp and a small store nearby. Good views of the river.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you want to take a trip back in time to experience a more relaxed lifestyle, take the Glastonbury/Rocky HillFerry. It's a beautiful spot on the Connecticut River, serene and picturesque. I recently decided to take it back to Glastonbury on a busy Friday afternoon when Rte 91 North was backed up from the Wethersfield/Rock Hill exit North. It was... More 

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New England
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114 reviews 114 reviews
46 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Fun to watch the tug boat maneuver the ferry from one landing across the river to the other landing. There are lots of farm stands on the Glastonbury side and a riverside casual restaurant on the Rocky Hill side. Take the ferry as part of your route to the Dinosaur State Park. For more suggestions on outings in Central Connecticut:... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you have free time, you could take a look at this Ferry which now a recreational place. Don't visit in winter :-)

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CT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the longest operating ferry in the USA. There is a good take out restaurant there. Also it is a great place for early teens to take their bikes. They get to another town on their own!!

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